1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216
- Ph.D., Modern European History, Vanderbilt University (2002)
- M.A., History, University of Alabama at Birmingham (1995)
- B.A., History, B.A. British Literature, University of Alabama at Birmingham (1993)
Courses for Spring 2016 semester:
- HIST 112A: World History since 1500
- HIST 112B: World History since 1500
- HIST 336A: Twentieth-Century Europe
- HIST 494A: Senior Seminar in History
- MWF, 11:00 a.m. -- noon
- TTR, 2:00 p.m. -- 3:00 p.m.
- and by appointment
I joined the faculty at Columbia College in the fall of 2007, and am responsible for a good many of the European history courses in the Day College. I try to bring a mix of instructional methods to the classroom, including student-driven discussions of primary and secondary readings, art, and music from a given period, as well as lectures and other forms of presentation. (More on teaching here.) Below you'll find information about my teaching at Columbia College, and about my research interests.
Courses I teach
A bit more...
My wonderful wife is Dr. Tamara King, professor of history at Missouri Valley College. She specializes in the New Deal of the 1930s, but teaches a wide variety of courses. We live in lovely Boonville, and enjoy bicycling, gardening, and hanging out with our dog and cats. Here are my three guilty pleasures.
General Columbia College links and resources
Ellis Library at MU (Columbia College students have borrowing privileges)
CC Student Handbook (links to a pdf)
Helpful history links
A Student's Guide to History (excellent resource!)
ARCHIVES, LIBRARIES, AND MUSEUMS
International Slavery Museum (Liverpool)
OTHER HISTORY-RELATED SITES
Imaging the French Revolution (superb)
Middle East history sites
Middle Eastern documents at the Yale Avalon Project
Middle East and Islamic Studies site at Columbia University
Middle East History websites, from University of Washington
Middle East Studies links from Tennessee Tech
Middle East News Portals
BBC's "In Our Time" series
Back to the History Program website
training, I'm a historian of modern Britain; my research focuses
on the intersection of British political radicalism, theater, and collective
memory in the late 18th- and early 19th centuries, the age of
revolutions. I've published work on late 18th-century British political radicals such as
playwright Thomas Holcroft, and with Professor James Epstein, I've also written on performance and "serious play"
as styles of dissent among British Jacobins during the period of the
French Revolution. My most recent article appeared in the British
journal Historical Research, and explored collective memory of the 1790s among a later generation of British reformers and Chartists. Currently, I'm beginning a book-length biography of Holcroft. I'm a member of the American Historical Association, the North American Conference on British Studies, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the World History Association.
"‘The Embers of Expiring Sedition’: Maurice Margarot, the Scottish Martyrs Monument, and the Production of Radical Memory across the British South Pacific," Historical Research [U.K.] 86 (2013): 638-60.
"Playing at Revolution: British 'Jacobin' Performance," co-authored with James Epstein, Journal of Modern History, 79 (2007): 495-530.
"'Thoughts That Flash like Lightning: Thomas Holcroft, Radical Theater, and the Production of Meaning in 1790s London," Journal of British Studies 40 (2001): 324-56.
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A political cartoon from 1795
(click it for an explanation and another cartoon)